¡MIRA! REU Internship Student

REU Student Intern Marian Yadira Jimenez stands in front of colorful mural.

From “Biomedical Engineer in the Making: Marian Jimenez Found New Possibilities at Pima” “After going through a nail-biting process, she was invited to complete her REUinternship at NAU’s Center for Material Interfaces in Research Applications (¡MIRA!) in summer2022. Moving out of Tucson for the first time, Marian wasn’t sure if she’d fit in or how she’d […]

What’s new in ¡MIRA!

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For decades, investments have been made toward increasing the diversity of STEM students and professionals through education, outreach, and other strategies.  Unfortunately, these efforts have not resulted in degrees attained or professional workforces that reflect the demographics of our nation, southwest region, or state.  ¡MIRA! was created as a disruptive force in STEM, removing barriers […]

Kellar receives patent for enhancing wound healing

Professor Kellar explains image on computer screen to student

Dr. Robert Kellar and his team have been issued a patent for their research and discoveries involving ionic liquid and protein scaffolds that are impregnated into a wound healing device, such as a bandage, or dressing. These compositions can treat wounds and have so much potential for future applications! Read more about the research behind […]

NAU senior wins national Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

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This month, Bahe was announced as a winner of the prestigious Udall Undergraduate Scholarship, a national scholarship program for students preparing for careers in the environment, tribal public policy or Native health care. The winners also must demonstrate leadership potential, a record of public service and academic achievement.   Read full NAU Review article.